This Hawthorn joint has been serving fresh contemporary Japanese flavours for more than 16 years

Ocha has come a long way since the days it traded from a cupboard (not actual) in Kew. It now occupies the sprawling space of the old Beehive in Church Street, offering a contemporary take on Japanese cuisine that is always interesting. 

The Ocha kitchen combines traditional and new techniques in its approach to Japanese fare. The menu features local Japanese draught and bottled beers as well as a variety of sake and wines, but BYO is welcome with corkage at $7.50 per head. Ocha is also re-introducing the return of its evening 10-course degustation menu held on the last Monday of every month with no BYO corkage fee. 

On more casual evenings, try its sister Ocha2Go in Burwood Road.

First published on . Updated on .

By Time Out Melbourne editors   |   Photos by Roberto Seba   |  

Ocha details

Address
3 Church Street

Hawthorn 3122

Telephone 03 9853 6002

Open Tue-Fri noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm; Sat 6pm-10.30pm

Ocha website

Hawthorn area guide

Restaurants near Ocha

Tana Café

203m - Tiny Tana Café is the cosiest cafe on the Church Street strip. Its charming...

Fenix

995m - If you’re cold, miserable and feeling a bit blurgh about winter, dining...

St Katherine’s

1114m - People are excited about George Calombaris and Shane Delia’s new...

Bars & pubs near Ocha

Gibson’s Wine Bar

877m - You only need to think about Gibson’s for life to immediately feel...

Skinny Dog Hotel

1062m - With a respectable cider menu and a $15 steak night on Tuesdays, Skinny Dog...

The Royston

1180m - Back in the day, when tanneries lined the back streets of Richmond, workers...

Other venues near Ocha

Made Beauty Space

143m - For the ladies of Made Beauty Space, getting a facial is much more than a...

The Woodsfolk

152m - From its cute designed-in-South Carolina logo to its beautiful array of gift...

Kew Court House

1182m - The Kew Court House is a heritage building that's been reincarnated as a...

Readers' comments, reviews, hints and pictures

Community guidelines

blog comments powered by Disqus
 


© 2007 - 2014 Time Out Group Ltd. All rights reserved. All material on this site is © Time Out.